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Southbank Public Access/Amenity Improvements

Reprinted below is a working graphic I created to assist in discussion of existing and future Southbank Riverwalk improvements, water taxi docks, and the multi-use path that will connect the loops. The ultimate goal is a complete loop for walkers … Continue reading

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Window Displays at City Hall Highlight our History

Jacksonville has such an interesting and important history!  And while St. Augustine has claimed its history as its identity, our stories remain untold and unknown even to our residents. As a small step toward sharing several unique elements of our … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew Clean-up and Repairs

Jacksonville was lucky and avoided the widespread destruction that Hurricane Matthew could have produced in our immediate area. Thank you to all of you for heeding evacuation orders, displaying patience with power outages, and for helping your neighbors. Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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Landon Track

In September I attended the ribbon cutting on the recently completed drainage improvements at Landon Track and the official opening of the track for public use on evenings, weekends, and school vacations. What a great community asset! I want to … Continue reading

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August Letter from Lori

Dear friends, I hope you have all been enjoying this warm summer! Things are heating up at City Council, too as we begin the budget review and the August campaign season is in full swing. But nothing on the August … Continue reading

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Budget 2016-2017

While many think of August as the end of summer, hurricane season, or maybe the return to school, for City Council this is budget month. The Mayor and his staff have been working for months on preparing an Operating Budget … Continue reading

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Landon Middle School Track

For several years I have been working with Ashley Smith Juarez, the current School Board Chair and our School Board District representative, to make Landon track available to the public on nights, weekends and during the summer. We arrived at … Continue reading

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Precinct and Congressional District Boundaries Change

You should have recently received a new voter registration card from the Supervisor of Elections Office. I assumed they were just sending out new ones because of the elections coming up- not realizing the boundaries of precincts have changed and … Continue reading

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Letter from Lori (March 2016 Edition)

Dear friends, If I were asked to name the two top priorities for our City Council, and the City in general, they would be the economic stability of our City and the safety of our residents. I put the latter … Continue reading

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JTA Unveils New Bus Lanes and Queue Jumps in Downtown Jacksonville and the Southbank

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – February 26, 2016 – As part of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) First Coast Flyer™ (Bus Rapid Transit) downtown enhancement project, new bus-only lanes have been added along Bay, Jefferson, Broad and Forsyth Streets in Downtown and … Continue reading

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Agreement reached with JEA: Contribution, Charter changes, and Joint Efforts

This week, Council will likely pass amendments to the City Charter regarding the JEA contribution that will be in effect for the next 5 year period, as well as approve an Interagency Agreement that obligates JEA to work with the … Continue reading

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Letter from Lori

Dear Friends, I wish you all a joyous and wonderful holiday season!  Take time to enjoy your friends, family, and think about the real reasons for our holidays. We have so much to be thankful for, even though there are … Continue reading

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